What's the most important lesson your mom taught you?
Essentially, I grew up with a workaholic mother and no father-figure in my life. I think on some level, my mother worked hard because she loved both my brother and I. She probably didn't want us to live in this type of lifestyle she did when she was in Vietnam.
Anyways, after being left home alone so many times I think I grew up more independent than most of my classmates. I always find that I tend to make my own rules or know how to make better decisions because I was given the opportunity to exerise my right on making those decisions when I was young.
Although I wish my mother was the type who would read bed-time stories with me and ask about my grades (or at least how did my day went), I love her dearly.